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WHY A 1991 ACURA NSX?

In the ‘80s, Honda was on a mission to develop a car with outstanding aesthetic appeal and the speed to compete with cars coming out of Italy at the time. Honda designed the NSX with the Ferrari 348 in its crosshairs and brought to market a car that could not only hold its own against world-class supercars, but could be driven daily and, as with any Honda, could easily go hundreds of thousands of miles with just basic maintenance. Undeniably, the NSX is an ideal second project for the Clarion Builds program, and we look forward to restoring and modifying the timeless classic with 21st century technology.

The 1991 Acura/Honda NSX is an icon by any definition. It single-handily redefined the super sports category when it launched nearly 25 years ago. It targeted and delivered performance numbers previously reserved for Ferraris and Lamborghinis. When the program began Honda engineers built a super car with the idea that owners could drive their car daily and yet maintain them as routinely as Honda Accords or Civics. But, as time tells today, the NSX has not just delivered on that idea; it has exceeded everyone’s expectations.

Today, the year-one NSX is surely a sought after collector’s car, especially with increased collector interests given the pending launch of the all new 2016 Acura NSX which boasts an impressive amount of state-of-the-art world-first technologies.Following the same principles as Clarion Builds’ inaugural build of an iconic 1974 BMW 2002, Clarion will partner with several hand-selected services and parts providers, as well as specialists that cater to the NSX community and automotive enthusiasts, to bring this tired, high-mileage “everyday supercar” into the 21st century with regards to its electronics, engine, suspension, and anything in between while staying true to the car’s timeless original design and iconic driving dynamics.

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From 207 to 344 Horsepower at the Wheels

June 28, 2016

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The Maddening Evolution of the Dashboard

May 16, 2016

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Look Back at The Brands That Didn’t Stand a Chance… and One That Almost Did!

March 22, 2016

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Craving For a True Legend, Acura Legend That Is

March 10, 2016

  In the 1980’s, Honda planned its entrance into the United States luxury car market with a new brand and models suited to luxury buyers. That brand was Acura and the first… Read More

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A Heart Transplant for Clarion Builds 1991 NSX

February 18, 2016

There is nothing more exciting than the visceral feel of an engine pushing its full potential on a set of tires just barely holding grip against the pavement as your car accelerates… Read More

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Updating the NSX’s Grip, Cornering Ability and Braking Clarion Builds Style

February 10, 2016

Vehicles like the first generation Acura NSX are not born out of the need to deliver the most horsepower to the pavement, but rather outperform competitive vehicles across multiple metrics of performance… Read More

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StopTech Upgrades Stopping Power of ‘Clarion Builds Acura NSX’ with Big Brake Kit

February 10, 2016

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Following the Leader – A Brief About Sports Sedans

February 9, 2016

When people talk about the sports sedan, the first car to come to most people’s mind is the BMW 3 series. It has been a dominant leader in the segment for decades,… Read More

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Messing with Perfection – Updating the Look of an NSX

January 27, 2016

Honda created a timeless classic design when it sculpted the NSX, going for a cab forward, long tail design that gives you fighter jet like proportions. Not much can be done to… Read More

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Barrett-Jackson Joins Clarion Builds

January 26, 2016

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Five Future Classics from the 90s That Wont Break the Bank

December 10, 2015

Growing up, many of us wallpapered our bedrooms with posters of Ferrari F40s and Testarossas, Lamborghini Countaches and Diablos, McLaren F1s, Porsche 911s, and of course the NSX. Some of us also… Read More

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BASF Joins Clarion Builds Program to Refinish Acura NSX Project with Glasurit Paint System

December 2, 2015

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Michelin Joins Clarion Builds Program as Gold Level Partner for the 1991 Acura NSX Project

November 18, 2015

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Downforce Joins Clarion Builds Program and Provides Body Enhancements for the 1991 Acura NSX Project

November 4, 2015

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How Did Amy Get Added to the Program?

October 20, 2015

When we launched the Clarion Builds program back in the summer of 2014 with the inaugural restoration project of our iconic 1974 BMW 2002, we definitely knew we had a hit on… Read More

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Mothers Polish Joins Clarion Builds Program as Silver Sponsor for Project NSX

October 14, 2015

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Clarion Taps Chris Forsberg as the Official Driver for Clarion Builds Acura NSX Project

September 9, 2015

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AEM Joins Clarion Builds Program as Gold Sponsor for Project NSX

August 26, 2015

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AutoWave Joins Clarion Builds Program

August 20, 2015

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Mission Impossible

August 12, 2015

Mission Impossible – Finding the Ideal NSX Project Candidate With Clarion Builds, we intend to make each build we do at least as, if not more, exciting than the one it follows.… Read More

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Acura NSX Rises Again

July 28, 2015

New 2016 Acura NSX Supercar Not only will Clarion Builds fans be able to follow the restoration of our 1991 Acura NSX, they can watch the 2016 Acura NSX tour the U.S.… Read More

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Announcing Project Car #2

July 28, 2015

Announcing The Second Clarion Builds Project Car – a 1991 Acura NSX Clarion Builds to Fully Restore and Modify a Tired, High Mileage First-Year Acura NSX With State-of-the-Art Electronics and Performance Upgrades… Read More

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A Collector’s Dream

July 27, 2015

1991 Acura NSX Tops List of Up-And-Coming Collectors’ Cars “With high-end vehicles like Ferraris, Mercedes and Porsches from the 1950s and 1960s significantly increasing in value, many predict the limited production sports… Read More